33 episodes

Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books. Each episode, we interview an author launching their book to market and get the story behind the story they’re sharing with the world. Writing a book is a magical, at times brutal, mystical experience. An author's heart and soul is in their book, and those soul-deep insights and a-ha moments are what we bring to you each week on this show. Pub Date is hosted by Allison Trowbridge. an author and the founder and CEO of Copper, a platform helping authors and readers build community around books.

Pub Date with Allison Trowbridge Copper Books

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Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books. Each episode, we interview an author launching their book to market and get the story behind the story they’re sharing with the world. Writing a book is a magical, at times brutal, mystical experience. An author's heart and soul is in their book, and those soul-deep insights and a-ha moments are what we bring to you each week on this show. Pub Date is hosted by Allison Trowbridge. an author and the founder and CEO of Copper, a platform helping authors and readers build community around books.

    Jed Jenkins on the creative process, imposter syndrome, and what’s next on his author journey

    Jed Jenkins on the creative process, imposter syndrome, and what’s next on his author journey

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper CEO & founder, Allison Trowbridge, sits down with bestselling author, entrepreneur, and founder– Jedidiah Jenkins! You probably know Jed for his books ‘Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are’ and ‘To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret’. In this conversation, you’ll get to know Jed on an intimate level, very likely making you appreciate his written works even more. 
    Jed and Allie’s conversation is fun, inspiring, and deeply vulnerable. Jed dives into not only his writing process, but also how he thinks about the world and himself; he gets personal in a way that will have you calling up your own courage to walk through the world authentically! Jed talks about navigating imposter syndrome, what it’s like to create a community around your work, and how you can write about the real people in your life in a way that doesn’t destroy your relationships. 

    Today’s episode is for you if you’re in the ‘mess’ of the creative process and need some encouragement to keep going. The conversation is funny and heartwarming, while also being grounded, practical, and very helpful for writers in many moments. If you’re an aspiring author out there wondering if your thoughts and words even matter– tune in. You’ll learn a ton, and find the energy that you need to keep pursuing your own art.
    You can get your copies of Jed’s books here, and you can follow Jed on social media at @jedidiahjenkins. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 49 min
    Candace Nelson on Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

    Candace Nelson on Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper CEO & founder, Allison Trowbridge, sits down with bestselling author, entrepreneur, investor, chef, TV series judge, and producer– Candace Nelson! Candace’s new book,  ‘Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn Your Passion Into Profit’ just launched into the world and it’s not only going to help you turn your dreams into reality, but also, generate financial success in the process!
    If you can’t tell from that bio line, Candace is a wildly successful, creative professional and multi-hyphenate, so just trust us– you’re going to learn a lot from this episode. Candace and Allie dive into Candace’s roller coaster ride of a career, including a call from Oprah and the amazing story of how Sprinkles (you know the cupcakes!) survived and thrived, against all odds. Candace also discusses how one can pivot professionally to follow passion, and some powerful ways to overcome imposter syndrome. Sweet Success is a practical guide that is full of everything you need to take the big leap into entrepreneurship! Candace even gets into why now, in the midst of a potential recession, might just be the best time to start your own business.
    Today’s episode is for you if you’re ready to pursue your passion and actually make some money doing it. Candace shares several practice tips, lots of encouragement, and some surprising stories that will fire you up. We can all use some words of wisdom and positive ‘peer pressure’ to call up our own courage to take the next step… and you’re going to get all of that and more in this conversation! 
    You can get your copy of Candace’s new book here, and you can follow Candace on social media at @candacenelson. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 33 min
    Ryan Silbert and Luke Lieberman on Alliances: Orphans

    Ryan Silbert and Luke Lieberman on Alliances: Orphans

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper Director of Communications, Alex Hudgens, sits down with our first graphic novel creators on the show– Ryan Silbert and Luke Lieberman! Buckle up, because you’re in for a fun ride. From the mind of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, the architect of the Marvel Universe, comes Alliances: Orphans, a brand-new original graphic novel set in the New York Times best-selling Alliances universe, co-written by Lee with Luke Lieberman (Red Sonja) and Ryan Silbert (The Coldest Case). 
    Orphans is a fast-paced adventure, and a moving story of found-family that explodes onto the page through brilliant images and the sharp, smart writing that we’ve grown accustomed to when it comes to the Marvel universe. Listen in to hear Luke and Ryan talk about the writing process when there are multiple collaborators, working with Stan Lee, and how to find the best creative partners for your project. This dynamic duo also dives into the work ethic required to become an ‘overnight success’ and how that notion has played out in their careers.

    Today’s episode is certainly for you if you’re an aspiring graphic novelist, but there are so many nuggets of wisdom in this conversation for any aspiring author! Marvel fans will enjoy hearing about working with the legendary Stan Lee, especially since Luke and Ryan give us an insider’s peek into his creative process. This conversation will also inspire and encourage you to get into community as you create, and remind you that you’re never alone.

    You can get your copy of Ryan and Luke’s new book here, and you can connect with Luke and Ryan @alliancesuniverse on Instagram. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 36 min
    Reza Aslan on An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville

    Reza Aslan on An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper Founder & CEO, Allison Trowbridge, sits down with author, producer, and professor– Reza Aslan! Reza’s new book, ‘An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville’ just launched into the world and it is a fascinating biography of a life that will have you saying, “I can’t believe this is a true story!”
    In this episode, Reza breaks down what he found extraordinary enough about Howard Baskerville’s life that as an author, Reza decided to devote years of his life to getting this story down in the form of a book– even though his original plan was to write it as a screenplay! Reza also reveals that he tells his creative writing students that there are only ‘2 genres’ of writing… listen in to find out what they are. Reza dives into his researching process, why he believes this book is more important than ever, and how he sees history coming full circle in our current social and political moment.
    Today’s episode is for you if you’re a history buff ready to dive into an amazing biography, or an aspiring author looking to get into writing such a work! Reza is a masterful storyteller who helps us to remember how connected we are to each other, both through a historical lens and through the ways our stories are intertwined even now. This encouraging episode will definitely make you think, and we’d be willing to bet that you’re going to learn something new! Plus, Reza considers this book the most personal book he’s ever written; the powerful reasoning behind that sentiment will have you sitting down to write and make a major impact of your own.

    You can get your copy of Reza’s new book here, and you can follow Reza on social media at @rezaaslan. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 30 min
    Julia Boorstin on When Women Lead

    Julia Boorstin on When Women Lead

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper’s Director of Communications, Alex Hudgens, sits down with author and Senior Media & Tech Correspondent for CNBC– Julia Boorstin! Julia’s new book, ‘When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them’, just launched into the world, and it’s here to teach us a thing or two about the importance of empowering women and what the data tells us about women in leadership. 
    In this fast and fun episode, Julia dives into her journey as a first time author and what the publishing process has been like for her. She gets into the nitty gritty about how important editing was in the writing process– including her challenge of trimming down 120 interviews she conducted to only include 60 of them in the final copy. Julia also discusses the importance of incorporating research and data into your writing to better illustrate your points, and she shares some of the character traits that have been considered ‘weaknesses’ in the past that are actually strengths for leaders. 

    Today’s episode is for you if you’re an aspiring author looking for wisdom from an author currently launching her first book! Julia tells us what she wishes she’d know at the outset of the writing process, and her best advice for authors on the journey. She also reveals what she found most surprising about the process of publishing her first book, what she’d like to tell all of the young women in the world, and more. This episode is so encouraging!
    You can get your copy of Julia’s new book here, and you can follow Julia on social media at @juliaboorstin. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 13 min
    Nick Gray on The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings

    Nick Gray on The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings

    Pub Date is a podcast dedicated to the love of books, and the authors who bring them into the world! In today’s episode, Copper CEO & founder, Allison Trowbridge, sits down with author, entrepreneur, and investor– Nick Gray! Nick’s new book, ‘The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings’, just launched into the world, and it’s here to make you an expert host!
    Nick is the founder of Museum Hack, and has hosted hundreds of 2-hour cocktail parties himself. He’s distilled his extensive experience into a fun and practical how-to book that’ll have you creating new connections and meaningful community in no time. Listen in on Nick’s chat with Allison to hear about his publishing journey, the idea of ‘weak ties’, and the formula to make hosting a habit– what Nick calls the M.V.P. 
    Today’s episode is for you if you’re someone who wants to build community with authentic, fun, and low-stress methods. Nick shares a ton of practical tips and tricks to ensure that you can easily plan a great time, make sure that your guests have a great time, and actually have a great time yourself! This conversation is also great for any aspiring authors out there considering the self-publishing route! Nick’s real-talk about the pros/cons and costs of self-publishing are super helpful in breaking down the realities of a process that can often feel overwhelming.
    You can get your copy of Nick’s new book here, and you can follow Nick on social media at @nickgraynews. Learn more about Copper Books by clicking here, and follow @copper.books and your hosts @alliebridge and @a_hudge on Instagram!

    • 43 min

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btlord77 ,

THERE IS A BOOK IN ALL OF US

Listening to Allison’s podcast is helping me realize, I can do this, it will take time but I can do the work and chip away to get my story out there. Thank you for this podcast

-Brad Lord

wjard ,

Great Content!

Really enjoying this! Aspiring author and very excited for their launch and love the stories of the authors on here. I have learned so much from them and appreciate the laid back feel of this podcast. Looking forward to the next episodes to come! Keep it up!

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